Peter Stanton

Walsall to Rugeley electrification – The Chase Line

With electrification being high on everybody’s consciousness, the schemes to electrify the Great Western and Midland main lines have been getting all the attention. Similarly, the works in the North West and Scotland have been proceeding apace and gaining publicity but the scheme to electrify the railway from Walsall to Rugeley...

Completing the GNGE

The 08:55, departing from Platform 1 at Peterborough on 9 March, was a special service. On board were Network Rail route director Phil Verster, project director Neil Lindley and a selection of local politicians and trade press. At its first stop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Claire Perry MP joined the...

Has third rail had its day?

This fascinating question was posed and debated at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ headquarters during a recent seminar organised by the Railway Engineers’ Forum (REF). The REF, a grouping of the railway interests of the engineering and associated professional bodies, aims to hold a joint technical seminar once a year. With the emphasis on growing [...]

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